CNF Submissions

Creative Non-Fiction Submissions

TSS Publishing will be opening to Creative Non-Fiction submissions from Monday 8th October 2018.


Please have a careful read of the terms below before sending us your work. The Submission form can be found at the bottom of the page.

  • Submissions must be in English.
  • Entries should not exceed 4,000 words for memoir, personal essays, reportage and all other forms of CNF. Flash creative nonfiction must not exceed 800 words in total.
  • Due to the sensitive nature of creative nonfiction, please fact-check carefully and provide references for source materials; do provide us with a web link to verify sources where possible.
  • If there are any details in your CNF piece that you are unsure of due to memory and/or time passed, do email a disclaimer to clarify any creative liberties taken.
  • Consider the repercussions of writing about others. Seek permission if you decide to name people or anonymise where appropriate. TSS Publishing can hold no responsibility for any dispute raised regarding the content of your creative nonfiction.
  • Entries should be the sole work of the author. We accept translations written by the author. We accept creative nonfiction from anywhere and anyone in the world.
  • Entries should be 12pt, a regular font, i.e. Times New Roman, Calibri or Georgia, and at least 1.5 spaced.
  • Please put the title and word count on the first page. Please number the pages.
  • Do NOT put your name on the document. All reading is blind. 
  • Your work must not have been previously published online (incl. blogs, journals, websites) or in print (incl. magazines, books, journals). 
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Please submit as a Word Doc or DocX. We do not accept PDF files.
  • Please submit ONE piece only.
  • The decision of readers and editors is final. We do not enter into correspondence about decisions.
  • We do not wish to see essays that are gratuitously violent, sexual, or prejudicial.
  • Responses should be sent within 6 weeks. If you have not heard back from us by then, please email Miles:

Selected writers will be published on the website (date tbc) and offered the choice of a chapbook subscription or £20 to be paid via PayPal (you must have a PayPal account). A few writers may also be offered chapbook publication. 

Please note that we only accept a small percentage of essays for each publication, but if your work is not selected for this round, you are welcome to submit another piece next submissions period.

If you have any difficulties submitting, please email Miles:


Please note, only work sent from the 8th October will be considered. Work sent before this date will not be considered.

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